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The average boot time of a computer is still longer than it should be. Computers would be better if boot times could be measured in single-digit seconds instead of minutes. The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specifications, and specifically the OnNow protocol, allows instant "Power On" of the PC. If you have Windows 98 and an ACPI-compatible motherboard and BIOS, it is already on your system. See how to set it up.